Umaid Asif, Haider Ali thrown out of PSL final for violating health & safety protocols

Somya Kapoor

Somya Kapoor

Author| Jun 24, 10:01 AM

Photo Credits: Twitter
Photo Credits: Twitter

Peshawar Zalmi have suffered a blow ahead of the Pakistan Super League final after Umaid Asif and Haider Ali were suspended for violating the health and safety protocols. Ali has furthermore been replaced by Sohaib Maqsood for the tours to England and West Indies. 

According to a press release from the Pakistan Cricket Board, the two players have accepted the charges. 

“Peshawar Zalmi duo of Haider Ali and Umaid Asif have been suspended from Thursday’s HBL Pakistan Super League 6 final against Multan Sultans after they admitted to charges of violating the HBL PSL 6 Health and Safety Protocols by meeting people from outside their designated bio-secure bubble and also failing to maintain the prescribed social distancing,” the release said. 

The incident took place on Wednesday while the decision of suspending the two players was taken on Thursday morning. 

Pakistan team will be taking the flight to the UK on Friday (June 25, 2021) where they are scheduled to play three ODIs and as many T20Is. 

The first ODI begins on July 8 in Cardiff while the other two will be played at Lord’s and Edgbaston respectively. The second ODI takes place on July 10 while the third and final on July 13. 

The T20I series begins on July 16 in Nottingham. The teams will then move to Leeds for the second encounter and the last T20I will be played in Manchester on July 20. 

Zalmi are slated to take on Multan Sultans in the title clash on Thursday in Abu Dhabi. 

While Asif was among the wickets in the last couple of games but he has given away runs as well. In the Eliminator 2 match against Islamabad United, he returned with figures of 2/44 in 3 overs. 

  • Umaid Asif
  • Haider Ali
  • PSL 2021

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